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King Wah Restaurant

Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Hong Kong
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Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 7566
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Description: Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the...
Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.
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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best chinese buffet ever

Totally awesome maitre d' dude seated us right next to the oysters and after six of the best I moved on to the home made spring rolls, won tons and dumplings with plenty of noodles, rice and veges to accompany them. After a second round of oysters we finished with some passion fruit cheese cake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Clashical
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Buffet
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Totally awesome maitre d' dude seated us right next to the oysters and after six of the best I moved on to the home made spring rolls, won tons and dumplings with plenty of noodles, rice and veges to accompany them. After a second round of oysters we finished with some passion fruit cheese cake with fresh fruit salad and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

At first unassuming, it was a very pleasant surprise of very tasty food and great service. From where we were sitting we could see girls cooking - clean, maticulous and with a smile

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The fish and chips from the King Wah Takeaways are, in my opinion, possibly the best in NZ. For NZD$8.00 you get two decent sized pieces of beautifully cooked John Dory and a generous serving of chips. You can eat them there or take them away. What I think is special about their fish and chips is the consistent quality.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Found it by chance whilst exploring the back alleys of Paihia. I was attracted by the sign outside advertising Chinese Buffet for 27:50 dollars. They were more than happy for me to look around at what was on offer and I was pleasantly surprised to find that oysters and crayfish were part of the offering as were starters and desserts... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We found King Wah much better value for money than some of the more touristy restaurants in Paihia. Food not super flash, but very tasty, satisfying and what we needed after two bad experiences. We paid $27.90 pp for a buffet, eat all you want meal and $1.50 per year of the kids ages.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The oysters add real value for money. I think they were worried our group of 5 would totally clean them out. The oysters were huge and pretty darn good. The rest of the buffet was average. We would go back for the oysters alone

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Hi can any body tell me how much it will cost to get in Per Adult Per child Need to no before February

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UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ordered a delivery from here and was told it would take half an hour. After an hour, we were told it would be another 15 minutes, food finally arrived over an hour and a half after the order was placed. If it's going to take that long, please be honest. The food was OK, nothing to rave about.

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Rimbach, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We discovered this restaurant while strolling through the Paihia Mall. Because we were a little bit hungry we tried the Fish and Chips because it had the best price in town. We were surprised in the best way possible. If you like Fish and Chips, go there. Awesome.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We were advised by our skipper to take our fresh caught fish to this restaurant and were not disappointed! We received a 3 course meal of fish deep fried in a beautiful light crisp batter and the fish within was melt in the mouth perfectly cooked. Second course was fish steamed with ginger and shallots/spring onions/scallions and a delicious sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 09 402 7566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Hong Kong

Description

Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?